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Hancock's Half Hour. Image shows from L to R: Sidney Balmoral James (Sid James), Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock (Tony Hancock). Image credit: Bob Collins & National Portrait Gallery.

Hancock's Half Hour

Tony Hancock stars in Galton & Simpson's comic masterpiece, with his delusions of grandeur and acquaintances at the root of his every downfall

Hancock; Hancock's Forty-Three Minutes
1956 - 1961  (BBC One)
63 (7 series)
Tony Hancock, Sid James
Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
British Broadcasting Corporation

Welcome to 23 Railway Cuttings, East Cheam, residence of Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock - a loser whose plans and aspirations are continually ruined by bad luck, Sidney Balmoral James or, more often than not, by his own pomposity and ambition.

Our Review: Hancock's Half Hour really created what we now recognise as a sitcom. In both its original radio, and then television, incarnations, it paved the way for all shows since, and remains unsurpassed in many respects. A truly great sitcom by any reasonable definition; we really can't praise it enough.